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Carnegie Mellon - University of Pittsburgh Joint Summer Undergraduate Program in Computational Neuroscience


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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

Description:
Undergraduates interested in receiving research training in computational neuroscience are encouraged to apply to an NIH-sponsored summer program at the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC) in Pittsburgh, PA. The CNBC is a joint interdisciplinary program of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.

Starting in late May or early June, a select group of talented undergraduates will embark on a 10-week residential program that provides intensive, mentored research experiences in computational and theoretical neuroscience. Admitted students will receive a stipend and university dormitory housing.

The core of the program is the opportunity to carry out an individual mentored research project working closely with a faculty mentor. Other aspects of the scientific program include faculty research talks, student presentations and discussion of articles from the scientific literature, presentations on career options and scientific ethics, and a concluding symposium in which students present their research.

This program is intended for students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. after graduation. Any undergraduate may apply, but we are especially interested in attracting students with strong quantitative backgrounds. Many of our trainees are from colleges and universities that do not have extensive research programs, but all must be United States citizens or permanent residents, must be enrolled at a 4-year accredited institution, and must be in their sophomore or junior year at the time of application. CNBC is dedicated to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students and we encourage applications from women, under-represented minorities, and individuals with disabilities.


Application Deadline: 2/15/2020
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Participating Institution(s):
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Carnegie Mellon University (Lead)
University of Pittsburgh (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Applied Mathematics
Bioengineering
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Computational Sciences
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Neuroscience
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences
Statistics
STEM Fields

Keywords:
Biological Systems Engineering
Brain Science
Computational Neuroscience
Neuroscience

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This program is funded by:
National Institute of Health (NIH)


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